Thursday, August 9, 2012

It's A Marathon

The three year mark on this project is fast approaching. My patience is wearing a bit, since my original plan was to find financing after a year and a half. Nonetheless, I am happy with the results so far, even though I haven't shown much publicly.

The good news is that I am finally working on something that I believe will be useful to a lot of people. It is a virtual object design and visualization tool. That description could probably use a marketing overhaul, but I promise it is cooler than it sounds!

Essentially, it is an application for collecting, storing, and modifying data that have visual representations, either two or three dimensional. I sometimes hesitantly call upon my inspiration, the Star Trek holodeck, when explaining it to friends and family because it gives an immediate impression. It is also slightly misleading. I do hesitate to liken my work for the past couple of years to advanced twenty-fourth century technology!

Of course, I'm not inventing holographic projectors or force-field generators (but if anyone out there is, by all means contact me!). I refer only to the software part. My project has plenty in common with many other existing 3d engines and tools and I'm not sure that any part of it is patentable. That's okay - I detest software patents.

Over the next few months, I intend to shift focus and take on the additional role of cheerleader. Despite what I've just said, my project does have unique features that could make it a pretty hot commodity. I am excited to start showing what this baby can do!